Sunday, May 30, 2010

Airy Fairy Lipstick by Rimmel

I got this lippie several months ago when Aubrey on Youtube mentioned it as one of her monthly faves. Its like pretty light pinkish lilac color. I usually like to try some of her product review because we have thesame skin color.


* creamy
* non drying
* pigmented
* light bubble gum smell
* last for 4 hours


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Revlon PhotoReady Liquid Foundation

Soon as the beauty bloggers and gurus were talking about this foundation I tried it myself to know how its like on me. I hit the store and eyeing on their sale. I got this at Walgreens for buy one get one half off! You know a beauty fanatic but wants to get the products IF  possible for FREE! haha. Ok ever since I tried this, I've been using this everyday. I tried the colorstay foundie but its yellowish on  me and I don't like the bottle it doesn't have pump so I end up pouring more than what I need. All I can say is this is the right foundation for me. I wouldn't even bother to buy another until I run out of it! I find it easy for me to get the right shade for me.


In fact I even use 2 different shades and it ooks fine. Probably because I don't really need that much foundation on my face. One small pump is enough. I use GOLDEN BEIGE and MEDIUM BEIGE works well for me! Just a hint of little dark on me but its not that noticeable when I use the Medium Beige.

They look almost thesame does it?
Picture above shows how they look after rubbing them on my hand. The shimmery effect doesn't show up that much, its wearable everyday that you don't need to go for a photo shoot to wear it.
PRICE $12.99 at Walgreens and of course lesser in Walmart

*a little goes a long way
*easy to find the right shade for me
*oil free and fragrance free
*easy to blend
*last long
*the pump makes it more hygenic and its easier to control how much you just needed

Elf's Nail Polish in Burgundy

I got this nail polish a week ago in my local store selling Elf"s cosmetics. They were on sale for 59 cents a piece. What a steal! Though I didn't own any of their nail polish before I was kinda hesitant to get it so I just decided to get 3 of them haha, what a freak! So I decided to try this color first. BURGUNDY! I'm telling you over and over again, I don't wear red at all, BUT the little golden undertone shimmers is pretty.

I did 3 coat of the picture above because I want to bring up more the golden light shimmers. You can do just 2 coat because its really opaque and creamy. I used a top coat of course to last for like until 5 days or so but I usually change my nail polish so often every 3 days just cause.....

Monday, May 24, 2010

My Makeup Brushes

I just wanna share to you some of my makeup brushes. Some are from Elf's and Eco tools obviously. I love the eco tools brushes, affordable and you can buy it anywhere. Some of them I bought in Walmart and in my local store. Elf's blending brush I got it for a buck and the studio brushes for $3 but I'm frugal so I bought it when Elf's was on 60% off on their Studio Line lol.

The only pricey among my brushes  is the Sonia Kashuk Highlighter brush which according to Youtube gurus are most like the dupe of MAC's #187 brush. I use it everyday for my blush or for highlighting. PRICE is $13 at Target.

I just used some of them. Pretty much everyday this is what I use, need to wash it after applying my makeup. My favorite among them is the POWDER BRUSH from Elf, I can use it for applying my foundation, blushes and as a highlighter, I have 3 of them. Now I don't feel guilty about spending, all of my beauty stuff are pretty much cheap that works well on me. Any cheaper alternatives out there? lol

And oh the one missing here is my Elf's kabuki brush, I'm still drying it.

Maybelline Colorsensational Pearls Edition

I was kinda disappointed with the Colorsensational lippies as far as their texture, it comes out dry but I love the colors. I spotted this at my local store the other day while grocery shopping and I was like wow! they heard the reviews lol. I grabbed 2 shades and I LOVE it! Its so moist and that's what I was looking for. The color is lighter and which I prefer for the summer weather. It says it has a Pearlize effect but not too visible. Its like you are using a light lip gloss.

I took a closer pic, the packaging is lighter in color than the original sensational edition. It has 10 colors to chose from. They are all beautiful! I don't know if this old, new or limited edition. I didn't see any display in the cosmetic section in Walmart or Walgreens yet. When they come out with a display like that I assume that its new because new products usually comes with the display thingy, dunno how you call it :D.


PRICE: $7.49 each
             I got it on sale for buy 1 get one 50% off


  • creamier

  • moist

  • light shimmers only

  • can be use alone or on top of another lippie

  • light effect

Pardon me its CORAL GLEAM! not cream

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Elf's Duo Eye Shadow Cream

I didnt read any reviews of this elf duo cream at all before buying it. I was just glad it cost me a buck each in the store. I grabbed 4 of the colors they have. I tried the Berry Mix the otherday and oh boy! it crease real fast! I tried redoing it and remove my Loreal Decrease primer but it did the same thing. I was kinda disappointed because it would work the same as their Brightening Eyecolor Eyeshadow.

For all the 4 I have I just open this Berry Mix and used as a base today for their Brightening Eye color eyeshadow without using a primer and I think it did the job. Oh well a buck for a base isn't bad at all right?

Maybelline's Colorsensational in Pink Please

This colorsensational lipstick was lunched several months ago I guess and I bought one just to try it. I was in love with the color thinking it would look good on me. Soon as I went to my car I tried it, to my dismay it was real dry on my lip, considering I often use carmex every minute I think of applying it. For once in a while I keep coming back and try to use it but it feels the same on my lips, DRY! I don't know if its just the PINK PLEASE that too messed up in the line. Any ideas please???

  • too dry on my lips
  • make the lines on my lips too visible
  • doesn't glide on smoothly
  • I love love the color until now I'm looking for a good and budget friendly alternative.
  • smell so good
PRICE RANGE : $5 to $6

Friday, May 21, 2010

Loreal Passport to Paradise Summer 2010

Blue is one of my favorite color especially in nail polish. This is a bright creamy blue I'm in love with. Its one of the Passport to Paradise summer 2010 collection. I only grab one to see how its like. This is called OCEAN BREEZE. I love it! its creamy, kinda thick but maybe you can use a thinner to minimize the consistency. There are 3 nail polish in this collection HIGH TIDE, WATER EDGE and OCEAN BREEZE.

Pardon the imperfections! This is 2 coat with top coat. I love this nail polish so much. So far this is my favorite blue color among China Glaze, Orly and all drug store brands. I'll keep wearing it!

PRICE: $4.99 each

PS: I got compliments of my nail polish today at work :D

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Carnation

There's lots of  raves about the new Revlon Colorburst Lipstick lately. I just go with the flow and picked up one in the store yesterday. Having a hard time getting the exact color on my camera as sometimes it appears too light and too dark now it messes up the real exact color. For probably been trying 50 times and editing it, this is the exact real shade in person. I don't even know why I picked this shade up, the cap doesn't match the exact shade once you open it. I wish this is creamier, would have been pretty.I don't  like the color though, I would probably buy another shade to match my skin tone. I like the way its moist and doesn't need a lip balm before applying it. I don't wear red lippie, I just don't, it feels awkward to me, I never like the color red at all in my entire life except for some occasions that I NEEDED it. I think this is perfect to wear for a night out, instead of wearing a  catching red lipstick I'm gonna wear this!

  • glide smoothly
  • moist doesn't dry your lips
  • bright pink with glaze
  • shimmery
  • would definitely buy another shade
PRICE: $6.48 at Walmart

Weight: .13 oz/3.7g

 This is the swatch, as you can see the shimmery effect, too bright!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Elf's loose powder

 A portable loose powder sunscreen that can be worn alone or over any makeup for key sun protection. Shields against harmful UVA/UVB rays to prevent premature skin aging and sun damage. The soft translucent powder is infused with healthy ingredients such as Aloe Vera Extract, Grape Seed Extract and Vitamins A,C & e to help nourish and soothe the skin.

  • has SPF 45
  • non comedogenic
  • even coverage
  • feels light
  • no allergic reaction
  • fine texture
  • blends well
  • handy - you can take it anywhere if you travel
  • one shade available
  • a lot darker than what's in the picture
  • matte finish, no glow at all
  • not good for fair skin toned
  • puff applicator that comes with it isn't a good idea  to use
Price:  $6
Weight: 3.5 oz/10g

* I've been using this for a week now and no break outs. For a budget shopper this is definitely a good try. Considering it comes only with one shade, doesn't fit for all beauty fanatics. It does the job pretty well but if you are under the sun for a day you need to reapply to cover your skin from the sun. This isn't a waste of money to use just for summer season here.

* For reference I am NC 37 to NC 40 in the summer, but still look dark on my skin. I don't mind at all though especially if you use it under the sun. I will definitely buy this again if I run out of it!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My Day Off at Ulta

Its my first time to visit Ulta store, I was just interested to go because Nyx Cosmetics is on sale for buy 2 and get 1 free. I picked up the 10 color eyeshadow palette on Runway collection. At Ulta its kinda pricey but once they have a sale the price is fair. The palette is $9.99 each on regular price but with the sale the 3 palette just cost me $19.98. Its reasonable than when I'll order at cherryculture plus the shipping cost me more. Here is the glimpse of what I got.

and the close up for the famous Jazz night

Very shimmery, pigmented, beautiful colors, I love the sleek miror, its good for travelling. Can't wait to try 'em.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My Elf Mini Haul

Finally I made sure that I'm gonna go to the store that carries Elf products. It's about 35 minutes drive away from the town. I was totally surprised that they have more display compared to Big Kmart on my area. I got excited and grab some things I like. I finally got the blush in Blushing Rose  that's missing on my last order. The nail polish are also on clearance for $.59 a piece!!! I thought I'm gonna give it a try. Anyway here are some of my mini haul:

Dou Eyeshadow Cream :
                                       Butter Pecan
                                       Berry Mix          $1
                                       Blue Berry

Nail Polish: Plum 
                  Medium Red       $.59

Brightening Eye Color Eyeshadow in Pretty Pink - $1

Regular and Waterproof Mascara Duo in Black - $1

Tone Correcting Concealer - $1

Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder - $3

Blush in Blushing Rose - $3

For all of the above I only spent $14.77 for 12 items. Not bad at all for a bargain hunter like me! I forgot to bring with me my camera so I took some photos to share on how they display it thru my Iphone. Here they are:

                                               The $1 side



                                                               The Studio Line

I wanna try their mineral make up line, can't wait to see them in store!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Maybelline's Eye Studio Color Pearls Marbellized Eye Shadow

First time I saw this eyeshadow in the store, I couldn't get my eyes off with them. They are real pretty colors, you can notice right away that they are uber pigmented. Its $5.49 in Walmart but I find it cheaper in Big K store its only $3.99 each. Its the baked eyeshadow version of Maybelline. This is some tip on the site to get the look:


Blend – swirl two shades together, sweep across lid

Emphasize – add marbleized shade to center of lid


Accentuate – sweep marbleized shade across lid up to brow bone

Intensify – add solid shade to outer crease; use brush to line along upper lash line for added impact

*All I can say is this a great product for the amount of money, staying power is great, can be remove easily with soap and water. I always use an eyeshadow base so it last the long day of working. I only got 3 colors and 7 more to go. Ten shades all in all for this line......

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I love Elf Blushes

I love blushes! I tried accumulating all the ELF studio blushes but dang they missed to send the Blushing Rose to me on my last purchase! I dont know what to do. my favorite among them is PEACHY KEEN and Candid Coral.They last long on me because I use foundation everyday. They are buildable and most of all its cheap! I got this when studio line was on sale for 60%. what a steal! They sell it for $3 each but I got it for a dollar something after the %off

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

About Me

10 Things About Me

1. A Proud Filipina living in Oregon USA
2. Married and have only son who just turned 10
3. Working full time but trying to be a mom, a wife and a blogger in between
4. Loves makeup, purse/bag  but a shoe addict it means that I'll buy a pair of shoe above anything else
5. My favorite color is blue, purple and some pink
6. Favorite food is korean, italian and american for dessert
7. I love to go places on my day off, driving alone in no where is what excites me.
8. My dream to visit all around the state of America, visit Italy and a cruise ship to Carribean.
9. There are things I want to buy but considered expensive on my taste,I can afford to buy them if I want to but I feel guilty about it
10. I am here to blog and write my honest review,  follow me and I'll do the same. Shoot me an email at

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